Mann Library

September 2016

New Librarian!

Hello everyone! I am Mrs. Jennifer Scheivert, and I'm very excited to be the teacher librarian at Horace Mann Elementary this year. I taught in the elementary classroom for several years before I became a teacher librarian. Before my family moved to the Iowa City area, I taught in Pennsylvania, Thailand, and Japan! For the past 3 years, I have been a part-time teacher librarian at West High School here in Iowa City. I am thrilled to return to my roots in the elementary school this year, as well as continue my time at West High with the "big kids". When I'm not at school, I'm very busy at home with my own family, including my 3 children!

I will sent out monthly updates for the library throughout the year. I am excited to work with all of the students to nurture their love of reading as well as provide them with the information literacy skills needed to navigate all of the information out in the world!

Kindergarten

The kindergarten classes visit the library 2 times each week. One class period each week will focus on library skills. The other class period will include a read-aloud and book check out! During the last few weeks, kindergartners have learned about book care, to help keep our library books safe. We have also learned that books have different parts.

Book checkout day is FRIDAY for both classes.

1st Grade

The 1st grade classes visit the library once a week for library instruction, and then have a separate weekly book check out time. During the last few weeks, 1st graders have learned about book care, to help keep our library books safe. They have also practiced using shelf-markers when they are browsing the books for check outs. We have also learned that books have different parts, including an author and illustrator. We tried to be an author and illustrator by drawing and writing about a favorite animal.

Book checkout day is FRIDAY for both classes.

2nd Grade

The 2nd grade class also visits the library once a week for library instruction, and then has a separate weekly book check out time. During the last few weeks, we have reviewed library expectations including book care, using shelf-markers, picking just-right books, and categorization of the everybody books. We also celebrated "Dot Day" around September 15 by reading "The Dot" and discussing how we can make our mark in the world. Something new to the 2nd graders this year is individual student log-in and passwords. Students will log into computers independently, as well as use Google applications for various projects.

Book checkout day is on FRIDAY for 2nd grade.

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3rd Grade

The 3rd grade classes also visit the library once a week for library instruction, and then have a separate weekly book check out time. During the last few weeks, we have reviewed library expectations including book care, using shelf-markers, picking just-right books, and categorization of fiction books in the library collection. We also celebrated "Dot Day" around September 15 by reading "The Dot" and discussing how we can make our mark in the world. Students have also used their school computer log-ins and Google accounts.

Book checkout day is on TUESDAY for Mrs. Cernuto.
Book checkout day is on FRIDAY for Mr. Green.
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4th Grade

The 4th grade classes also visit the library once a week for library instruction, and then have a separate weekly book check out time. During the last few weeks, we have reviewed library expectations including book care, using shelf-markers, picking just-right books (including a survey so I know their interests), and categorization of fiction books in the library collection. Students have started watching some of the book trailers for this years' Iowa Children's Choice Award books. There is already a waiting list for some of these titles! Students have also used their school computer log-ins and Google accounts. We have created a "Google Classroom" for use during library lessons. It is a great way to share assignments, have discussions, and learn together.

Book checkout day is on TUESDAY for Mrs. Aitken.
Book checkout day is on WEDNESDAY for Mrs. Perry.
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5th and 6th Grade

The 5th and 6th grade classes also visit the library once a week for library instruction, and then have a separate weekly book check out time. We have reviewed library and computer lab expectations. Students have used their school computer log-ins and Google accounts to join a "Google Classroom" for use during library lessons. It is a great way to share assignments, have discussions, and learn together. Students have just finished their first project, a Google slides presentation "All About Me". I look forward to getting to know them better! 5th and 6th graders will begin a study on our visiting author, Delia Ray. She is a local author, known for her wonderful historical fiction novels. We are eager to meet with her at Shimek Elementary on Wednesday, October 26.

Book checkout day is on WEDNESDAY for Ms. Mulligan.
Book checkout day is on THURSDAY for 6th grade.
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